A few years after Russell Brand and Katy Perry ended their marriage 2010, he said he hated living that tabloid celebrity life. We also found out that he broke up with Katy via text. That's not exactly the set-up for a conscious uncoupling situation, but as it turns out, Russell has no bad feelings anymore.
During an appearance on John Bishop: In Conversation With (via The Daily Mail), Russell again said that fame killed their relationship and added that he still likes Katy Perry.
"Katy was obviously very, very occupied and busy. I was occupied and busy but not to the same degree. The marriage didn't last for a very long time and I think that is due to the undulating nature of fame, living in those conditions.
I have come away from that experience and I still feel very warm towards her. When I hear about her or see her, I think 'Ah, there's that person, that person in the world.'"
Russell went on to describe the relationship with his current lady, Laura Gallacher, as "a fucking relief," and "something real, something normal." He also really likes their new baby, Mabel.
Okay, but how does Katy feel about him? Is it mutual? My magic 8-ball says: "LOL probably not." Katy said a few years ago that Russell hadn't spoken to her since he sent the text, and she really didn't want to talk about him. I'm guessing Katy probably reacts the same way he does when she reads about him, except hers is more like "Yep, there's that person" accompanied by an eye-twitch.
Russell could have hated on his 14-month marriage, but it's for the best he didn't. All it would take is just one or two bitchy comments, and the next thing you know he's on the receiving end of a text from an over-excited Taylor Swift asking if he wants to pledge the squad.